The sun is a truly powerful source of energy. It provides warmth and it feeds the trees, and it provides people with vitamin D. Overexposure to the sun’s powerful rays can indeed prove damaging, but when you have a sunroom to enjoy the sunshine in, you get to reap the benefits of the sunshine without the negative risks. Here are all the ways that sunshine benefits our bodies mentally and physically.
Vitamin D is essential to the building and maintaining of strong bones and teeth and it goes a long way in warding off a host of diseases as well as inflammation. Naturally, you can get vitamin D through your diet, but it can be difficult to get the amount that you need in order to benefit from it this way. The good news is that the sun has vitamin D a plenty and just being exposed to sunshine for 15-20 minutes a day can impart to you a healthy amount of this vitamin!
Exposure to sunshine can also help keep you calm by lowering your blood pressure. Our bodies naturally produce nitric oxide when we come into contact with sun rays. Nitric oxide is essential to heart health and blood pressure regulation. When your blood pressure is in check, it reduces the risk of cardiac disease and stroke.
In addition to offering vitamin D and lowering your blood pressure, sunlight also provides a wonderful dose of serotonin. All of the elements combined work well to make sure that when you lay your head to rest, you actually get quality sleep. Also of note is how important the sun is in telling you when it is time to rest. Sleeping in tandem with the natural light cycles is a sure fire way to fight insomnia.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a very real thing. And many people who suffer from it start to feel better when the days start getting longer and spending time outside in the sunshine is easier to do. This demonstrates how powerfully the sun can affect our moods and mindsets. If you feel like your mood could use a lift, be sure to get some sun exposure every day. This can be challenging during the cold Winter months when you simply do not want to go outside, but that's where a sunroom really shines. Even when it is snowing outside, you can catch some rays from the warmth of your own home, and you will be happier for it.
As you can see, there are numerous benefits to receiving exposure to the sun. If you want to take advantage of these benefits without putting yourself at risk of overexposure, get in touch with us at Innovative Livingspaces. Our four-season sunrooms are the perfect way to enjoy the sunshine all year long!
By Innovative Livingspaces 3-21-2023